Athletics

ATHLETICS ROUND-UP: Entries will be allowed on the day for Sunday’s Armada Autumn Trail

THE Armada Athletics Network have confirmed that entries will be taken on the day for their annual Autumn Trail run on Sunday at Newnham Park.

The seven mile off-road race, which includes water crossings and long forest trails, has a limit of 800 runners. It follows the same course as the former iconic Frank Elford Sports Autumn Trail.

The event will start at 10.30am, with entries closing at 10am. There will also be a one-mile family fun run starting at 9.45am.

Last year, City of Plymouth’s Jack Williams and Tamar Trotters Rebecca Ezra claimed the main titles.

Meanwhile, Jim Cole, who won the Armada Trail Run in 2016, claimed victory at the Treggy 7 at Launceston on Sunday.

Cole took the title in a time of 38.52 minutes, which was more than one-and-a-half minutes ahead of Cornwall’s Tony Wright, who finished second.

Third-place went to Plymouth Harriers’ David Beckenkrager, who was also first over-45, in 40.55 minutes.

Cornwall AC’s Emma Stepto warmed up for this week’s World Masters Championships, by winning the women’s race at Launceston. She out-spirited her Cornwall team-mate Heidi Tregenza to win by one second. Tamar Trotters’ Ezra was fifth in a strong women’s field.

Elsewhere, Plymouth Harriers’ Sam Yearling finished sixth overall and was first junior at the Dartmouth Regetta 5.1 race.

Clevedon’s Alex Crossland won in 28.28, with David Hampton second in 29.29 and Torbay’s Pete Monaghan third in 29.56.

On the track, Emily Bee warmed up for this month’s English Schools’ Combined Events Championships by claiming two victories at the final South West League meeting at Exeter.

Under-17 athlete Bee took victory in the senior women’s 200m with a 26.26 second run and also comfortably won the women’s long jump with a leap of 5.41m.

Tavistock’s Edward Fileman set a new PB on his way to victory in the under-17 discus. He threw 39.87m to move up to 31st in the UK in that event. He is ranked 13th in the country for the hammer. Fileman also showed his versatility by clocking 26.19 seconds in the 200m.

His Tavistock team-mate Harry Tomlin won the under-15 javelin and came second in the shot. He threw 42.17m in the javelin and 11.78m in the shot.

Lois Fileman came second in the women’s hammer with 36.38m and third in the discus with 28.39.

City of Plymouth’s Nubia Evans-Shield competed up an age group and came third in the under-15 discus with 28.35m. She is ranked second in the UK at under-13 level.

Her club team-mates Curtis Henry and William White both set PBs in the under-15 boys’ 100m and 200m. Hurdles specialist Henry clocked 12.43 seconds and 25.52, while White ran 12.84 and 25.52.

Fellow City of Plymouth athlete Mali Heard was quickest in the under-13 girls’ 200m with 28.08 seconds, while Poppy Northcott won the under-13 girls’ 800m with 2:32.11.

Full results can be found HERE.

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